Pink slip no, rick paradise was recently let go. I take it new management wanted to move in another direction...whatever that means? they scrapped the 8.3 program altogether after spending tons of money tooling up and getting parts made. wth? im not sure but cn doesn't seem to be so sure about making blocks anymore. I contacted them, they said talk to miner. apparently because aj is making the new ones now, they aren't interested in making them anymore. cn has no parts for any of the blocks made either. I also agree with jody, mbr have won a lot of races, including a tad world championship just a year or so ago. give one to manzo and see how long it takes !!!!! I am not spending the money to put a aj chevy head on my block, that's ridiculous.